The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Dr Pius Odubu, has denied an allegation that he sponsored native doctors to kill his boss, Gov.Adams Oshiomhole, in order to take over as governor of the state.
Recall than Oshiomhole had alleged that he had deliberately avoided attending events at Odubu’s house after it was revealed to him that he allegedly contracted native doctors to hurt him.
But in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kelly Odaro, Odubu said the allegation was being concocted by ill-willed persons, mischief makers and blackmailers bent on destroying his cordial relationship with his boss.
The statement read: “As a practicing Catholic I will not do anything that is unbecoming of a true Christian in the name of politics.
“God knows that I have never had any pact with any witch/native doctor to kill anyone or avenge for me and I will never condescend to that extent as long as God lives. It is against my faith.
“The Bible teaches that even when the innocent suffers and mischief makers and traducers appear to triumph by their chief blackmail, it is for God alone to avenge.
“I will, by special Grace of God, continue to disappoint the dubious expectations of those who are bent on driving a wedge between me and Oshiomhole.
“It is my nature and character to be loyal to those who God has set over me because they are my instruments.
“At times like this, blackmailers are at their best but I have decided to take solace in God who knows the hearts of men, trusting and believing as always that God will vindicate the just.
“I wish to reiterate that I have no rift with my boss who I revere and deeply appreciates,” Odubu stated.